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While US Attorney General, Eric Holder Used Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Birth Name as His Official Email

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posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 08:25 AM
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Former US Attorney General Eric Holder is a huge fan of NBA hall of famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

So much so that Holder used Abdul-Jabbar's birth name, Lew Alcindor, as an alias for his official Department of Justice (DOJ) email account, raising more questions about the email practices of top Obama administration officials, and about the ability of US government agencies to track down correspondence in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

The Lew Alcindor revelation was made in a February 16 letter that DOJ sent to VICE News and Ryan Shapiro, a historian and doctoral candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who

While US Attorney General, Eric Holder Used Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Birth Name as His Official Email Address

Here is an article, by Vice News, which expose shady government practices in my opinion. The jist of it is, while US Attorney General, Eric Holder used at least three different aliases for email accounts. He is not the only one either. Agency heads all across the Government have been using aliases for some time.

It raises real questions about records keeping and investigations. How much information has been missed because investigators are not privy to these aliases. How many FOIA requests have been missed due to unknown aliases.

It makes it very difficult to read through these emails released under FOIA requests when you don't know who is really who. This info about Holder using Abdul-Jabbar's alias only came out from a FOIA request related to the Senate investigation on CIA torture and CIA spying on members of Congress.

I do not think defenses against spam-mail from the public justify using these aliases without full-disclosure. What do you think?




posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 08:35 AM
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a reply to: harvestdog

The Rat pack (Obama and his motley crew) needs to be thrown into Gitanimo, forced to drink Flint water, eat seafood from the iradiated fish from Fukushima-Pacific ocean, and make firearms for public use for the rest of their lives.



posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 09:04 AM
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a reply to: NewzNose

So much for the most transparent administration ever bullsnip. Sometimes I get the feeling our Government only appoints rogue people to top spots in order to protect their own and screw over the common man.



posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 09:06 AM
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a reply to: harvestdog

Bizarroworld, Seinfeld anyone? This is lunacy



posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 12:29 PM
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And you just know things are going to get better right ? not
may as well have a laugh as the US is circling the drain hole .



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 05:06 AM
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An e-mail address is world-facing... An alias for an email address, especially for a celebrity-status individual, is highly recommended to reduce spam. Otherwise you would have to own the worlds best spam filter (which we all know doesn't exist).

I don't blame him for using an alias. What should he have used? e.holder@us.gov ? That would make the e-mail practically useless because it would be 100% spam. Should he have used something more non-descript ? It would be the same as using anything else...

I don't see a real problem here...



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 05:34 AM
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originally posted by: WeAre0ne
An e-mail address is world-facing... An alias for an email address, especially for a celebrity-status individual, is highly recommended to reduce spam. Otherwise you would have to own the worlds best spam filter (which we all know doesn't exist).

I don't blame him for using an alias. What should he have used? e.holder@us.gov ? That would make the e-mail practically useless because it would be 100% spam. Should he have used something more non-descript ? It would be the same as using anything else...

I don't see a real problem here...


... and neither would any court in the country ... but the authoritarian ideologues?

Any reason to bash anything even slightly "Obama" ...



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 07:21 AM
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What do you think?


I think you guys have too much time on your hands. This is a non-issue.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:21 AM
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originally posted by: harvestdog

I do not think defenses against spam-mail from the public justify using these aliases without full-disclosure. What do you think?


I think Eric Holder should be arrested for Contempt of Congress.



He's already got a blue ribbon for failure.


edit on Feb-27-2016 by xuenchen because: more bagmail



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:40 AM
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Funny vid..



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 09:37 PM
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I used "GrouchoMarx" for awhile. Probably Harpo and Jeppo too, can't remember.

Who cares?

Sheesh!



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 09:46 PM
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I'd make several myself. JL.Picard@us.gov? Why not, any respectable Trekkie with a .gov email probably already has, though... Moving on. L.Skywalker@us.gov? < grins > Not a SW fan, but sure. Probably already been done, but still.
K.Janeway@us.gov (because it would be worth it to irritate someone with)

My prime pick here would be G.Maximus@us.gov, though. It's representative of so many good puns all around. And because my husband did it for his work email & they let it slide (with much laughing, but it stands) and if it's good enough for regular company emails, it's good enough for gubmint email.



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